• On This Day In Wrestling History (July 31, 2015) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2015, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Real name: Roderick Toombs) at the age of 61 due to a cardiopulmonary arrest caused by a hypertension, because of a pulmonary embolism.
After touring the territories during the 70s & early 80s and after a brutal dog collar match against Greg “The Hammer” Valentine at the first Starrcade in 1983, Roddy Piper joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1984, where he soon became the #1 villain who feuded with the #1 babyface in the promotion, Hulk Hogan.
Together they main evented the first ever WrestleMania and put professional wrestling on the map, as we know it.
“Hot Rod” continued to wrestle for the WWF until 1992 (minus a hiatus for Hollywood in 1988), but returned several times in 1994, 1995 & 1996, before Roddy joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling at the Halloween Havoc 1996 PPV.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
† R.I.P. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015
• Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz SummerSlam 2019 Announcement Is “Red Herring”
WWE announced yesterday that Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz will take place at SummerSlam 2019 PPV.
However, this match might not take place.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Ziggler vs. Miz match announcement is a “red herring” (distraction) and that this match will eventually get changed.
It was also noted that Shawn Michaels won’t be Ziggler’s opponent (even after Ziggler attacking Michaels on SmackDown).
There has been a lot of speculation regarding WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg returning to squash Ziggler (since Ziggler has been taking open shots at Goldberg on WWE programming), but there are rumors that there’s heat between WWE & Goldberg.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
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